Sep 13, 2010 10:00am EDT
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Sep 30, 2010 2:00am EDT
fiercely for you and was very inspired by your message of hope. . . this is pretty remarkable. most of us, in fact, i am just looking around the room. i think it is fair to say that nobody remembers the economy of the great depression, so the worst economy that we have gone through, maybe one, maybe one, maybe a couple, but you guys look really good for your age. the 1981 recession, and this was worse than the three other recessions combined in terms of job loss and how it affected incomes, so that is going to have an effect on the entire generation. it means that they are worried about the future in a way that most of us were not worried. i think that this generation, the suns generation, they do not take things for granted. i think they think about the community and other people. they do not have a narrow focus. i am very impressed with it. their future will be fine, but in the short term, what i say to them is, first of all, we are doing everything we can to make sure they can get the best education. one of the things that we did this year is we were able to change the student loan pro
Sep 4, 2010 2:00am EDT
him lessons that then he goes on to use to great effect later. host: political oper tunist? guest: yes. host: yoo license is s. grant? guest: he is considered one of the highest oper tunists and because of that he gets thrown out, because he really didn't have any political experience before he became president. so is his breath number, the number of positions he eserved end up way outside the norm. host: harry trueman. guest: trueman is one of those interesting things. as i recall, i would have to go back and look at my data. but as i recall he is actually an oper tunist, but it's because he served sort of short term in many of his underlying positions. host: barack obama. guest: he is officially not. but there was one from the 2008 election that actually had one of the highest scores. certainly higher than president clinton. host: why? guest: because he had run for more offices in a short period of time, where as senator clinton, at the time i counted her first lady experience as essentially one position, eight years. so that essentially disadvantages her. host: with barack obama, di
Sep 3, 2010 2:00am EDT
needed that becomes too big to fail. the bill doesn't give us the authority but it does give us the authority if we despair of these other methods that we believe the firm in size and complexity is dangerous we have both of the living will requirement but also the authority regulators collectively to break up firms. i don't know the answer to that question. that is the charge congress has been -- given the regulators and we take seriously that charge. we put in place some reasonable approaches, but i appreciate your historical perspective which says over the long run you have to take into account the political influence of these large institutions. >> in terms of the will of the institutions themselves, there is a division in american industry. some industries have adopted levels of self regulation, in depth, an acceptable behavior for instance nuclear power industry has developed impressive processes. best practice and enforcement, on the other hand. they had just seen one of the manifestations. the financial community or nuclear power industry or more like deepwater drilling.